Riding RTW and back…for as long as it takes - on as much dirt as possible!!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Right now its ride for maybe an hour or so and stop for 4 or 5 days because we are in the best part of Mexico, the more you travel the less you can absorb, you brain 'gets full' and then a mountain is just a mountain, a church just a church, a quaint town...blah blah blah, you just need to reboot the machine to keep on rolling.

    This is why so many riders have a limit of 3-6 months and they are home, think TAT and a few BDR's or a longer ride to Prudhoe or Ushuaia. For other their brains take longer to fill, and they do a longer ride, Kapp to Cape or a RTW and they are done at around 3 years...sound familiar?

    Now think about it how many people can you name that are doing a RTW and are on the road longer than 3 years, and not been home at all, and only partially done! Not many?

    As for a book from Egle, its already out there, but you need to learn Lithuanian

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  2. Wind_Rider

    Wind_Rider Been here awhile

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    Really enjoyed your best photos of 2017. Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.
  3. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I bet those are old agave crushing stones to produce Tequila. They are volcanic rock.
  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Our friends we meet in Guanajuato, Nancy & Dave, don't travel by moto but have been traveling rtw for 5 years or so now.

    In the Americas they drive. Overseas they fly, train etc. Their method is rent a place for 1 month at each stop and really get to know the area & even some locals.

    https://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/blog-1007627.html
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  5. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    ...but it appears they return home between trips, emphasizing the point I was making, very few people actually live on the road permanently (for 3 years or more) WITHOUT returning home at some point. I made it easy for that not to happen to me, I sold my primary residence so I have nowhere to return to.

    I do like their style though, a lot can be learned from their blog
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  6. eakins

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    Not after every trip, which for them is month at a time, month after month. On occasion they come back into the US to an area for a month, but often they're overseas for long periods at a time. They drove a car to S.A. and back. They have their house rented permanently for travel income so they really don't have a home per say. They book a month at a time to save $ and to really explore the area.
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Nice string of pics, I think they bring back plenty of memories for those of us following along too. Thanks for including my hacienda in the mix.:D

    Keep on having fun!
  8. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Very nice pics......thank you so much.......just freeekin cool!!
  9. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    I’ve been riding continents and subcontinents since September 2012, and have spent 26 months of that back home. I break the world down into big chunks and enjoy them independently and fly home with or without my bike, depending on break time. This excludes me from the “RTW club”, which I like as it frees me from being assessed for what I do, how I do it, and the bike I do it on (which has received criticism from RTW riders, as a classic example.)

    I do this to be “free” from everything. There should be no standards.
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  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    I like your style man, I think about doing it your way a lot, I used to do it like that because of work commitments before I joined this forum, but I've kinda pushed myself into a corner now and doing this way.

    Its funny on all these forums and social pages there's all these little cliques of people who for whatever reason like to tell you there are certain ways to do things and their way is the best, but what most forgot is the most simple thing - we're nothing special, all we are is a bunch of people riding motorcycles
  11. Red_dog

    Red_dog Dirt Road Sniffer outerer

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    It’s not what you ride, but the fact that you ride. If it was easy/safe, everyone’d do it.
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  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    to me it is simple, do what works for you and learn from others along the way. Be open to change and new ideas, or to return to old ideas.

    It is the riding and why you do it that is important.

    My way doesn't stop me being inspired by others. @rtwpaul and El certainly have inspired me to expand my ideas of what is possible.
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    Hometoroost Adventurer

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    All of us are made different. Our pleasures and pains are different. Our comfort zones are different. We do things according to our hearts call and enjoy what we do. Enjoying what we do is the key to it I suppose. If we can help the world in some ways while we are at it, that could be our contribution to the world.
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  14. Mossy87

    Mossy87 Irish inside!

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    Those photos, those memories. Incredible.
    Thanks for taking the time to share while on the road.
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  15. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Not me. :nah
    I'm riding on the words of great storytellers (that are riding motorcycles). :*sip*
  16. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    No problem, happy to share...lots more to come
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  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Agreed

    When I was a kid I was told everyone is born different, but society would like us to be the same. I have two simple words of contradiction - FUCK THAT!
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    newcastlebob Adventurer

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    Pearl of wisdom right there!!:D
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I have to agree having lived a life fairly far out of the norms of society. Do I have regrets? Sure a few but none as far as how I’ve chosen to live my life. Can I do everything I want to? Of course not but I try to keep having fun. Taking joy in the things others share with you, like RR’s, is a great way to share smiles and take in plenty of stuff you might not have otherwise. Rock on!:super
  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    'fuck that' hell yeah.
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